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Alot of you know my story with the Children's Hospital and the Courage Classic. I will include my statement from last year if you are not.
This years Courage Classic has been cancelled and will be a Virtual ride. I have been hesitant to send out an email soliciting donations due to the current situation with Covid-19. A lot of people are having a rough time. But with this being the weekend of the Courage Classic I decided let you all know what I am doing. Being primarily a mountain biker, for the Courage Classed I decided to challenged myself for the month of July to do an "Everest" Climbing Challenge. That means I will climb the height of Mt. Everest during the month of July. I am currently about half way there, I missed some rides earlier in the month but have a plan to complete my challenge.
So I wanted to send the update to you and thank you for your previous donations. Please donate if you can, anything helps. And when we all get past this, I look forward to a big Courage Classic next year at Copper Mountain.
Thank you all and please stay safe.
Below is last years message.
I am supporting the Courage Classic for several reasons. First of all , my wife an I adopted an 18 month old little girl from India in 2006. She was in very poor health and only weight 11 lbs. We were amazed to learn that Children's has an International Adoption unit where Suhani was completely evaluated. A genetic kidney disease was discovered and treatment was started. This disease prevented her body from absorbing calcium. All the longs bones in her body had hairline fracture, dozens of them. It took several years, but Suhani overcame this issue and is a very happy and healthy 12yo girl today.
I am fortunate to ride for the Kick Cancer's Ass team. There are amazing people on this team, some who have a much more intimate knowledge of Children's than I do. Some have lost their kid's to a childhood cancer, some have also been helped as we were.
So I ride to support Children's in the work they do, not only for me, but for the parents and their children that desparately need help from Children's Hospital.
I mainly ride mountain bikes, so these long road rides with a lot of climbing is a big challenge for me. (plus, I had a total hip replacement) But I am always inspired on the big climbs as quite often you will see kids with their parents on the side of the road cheering on the riders. Ive seen kids in wheelchairs with cowbells shouting words of encouragement. If they can get out to cheer I can get to the top of the mountain.
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